The invention of the internal combustion engine hailed a new dawn for humanity and it has enabled us to do many diverse and wonderful things. You will find that every part of your life has been affected by the internal combustion engine as it has enabled quick, efficient and simple travel around the world. From the transport of goods to the transport of people, it has enabled the world to grow and increase pace and production in every aspect of industry.
The invention of the Ford Model T in 1908 hailed the dawn of a new era in affordable motoring for the masses as prior to the Model T motoring had been a preserve of the rich. The Model T was the first of its kind in that it was affordable and easy to run, maintain and drive and there were many, as you surely know, that followed.
A whole new industry sprang up as investors wishing to cash in on the motoring boom flocked to motor companies. There are now cars and motor vehicles created for every type of situation, from family friendly people carriers to articulated lorries, each having its own merits and range of functionality.
Owning a car is now a must as it enables you to get to your destination with a minimum amount of fuss and allows you to take the most direct route, something that public transport rarely affords. Almost every family in the country owns one and it enables parents to get their kids to school on time and get themselves to work out having to battle public transport or walk long distances.
In buying a car you must decide what your requirements are before you start to look at what is out there.
If you simply want a cheap and affordable run around you most certainly aren’t going to be looking at the Supercharged V12 lightning bolts and if you have a large family you certainly won’t be looking at the new breed of micro sized city cars. In short, you must consider what you want and need out of your car, identify your criteria and then get out there and get hunting!
The new watchword in the motoring industry is economy, especially fuel economy due to the rise in prices of oil. Many savvy and money-minded people now look at how many miles per gallon a car will do as this allows them to calculate how much it will cost them to run the car after they have purchased it, and this is certainly an advisable thing to do when considering buying a car.